Sept. 4, 2008
Mark your calendar for the fourth annual Tomato Festival. All activities are free and open to the public.
Please note: Mizzou Botanic Garden Tour on campus has been cancelled due to weather.
At 4 p.m., the fourth annual Tomato Festival begins and you'll get to taste test more than 50 varieties of tomatoes and 30 peppers. Tomato varieties include popular garden types like Celebrity Hybrid and heirlooms like Mortgage Lifter.
You'll also hear local horticulture specialists sharing their insights as well as taste the creations of local salsa producers.
Home of the annual Tomato Festival and many other events, Bradford Research and Extension Center is an outdoor classroom with more than 200 research projects, 25,000 plots and several thousand breeding projects. Students have a cornucopia of educational opportunities from which to choose.
It is also a research laboratory where students, faculty and extension personnel study everything from wastewater management, entomology and pest and weed control to alternative crops and the impact of hailstorms.
About the Mizzou Botanic Garden
The Mizzou Botanic Garden is a living museum of thousands of plants displayed amongst famous icons, such as Jefferson's original grave marker and the Columns of Academic Hall.
The garden is designed to delight campus visitors with its beauty and to provide a fertile academic environment for educators, researchers and students.
The Mizzou Botanic Garden is open year-round and is free. Maps for self-guided tours are available in the Reynolds Alumni Center.
We hope you will visit often as the garden changes with each season and grows with each passing year.
Event Co-Sponsored by
Bradford Research and Extension Center
College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
University of Missouri Campus Facilities